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NEWS: New Mexico Men Add Two New International Distance Stars to XC Roster


Earlier this year, The Stride Report detailed that New Mexico was adding Habtom Samuel Keleta to their 2023 cross country roster. The Eritrean superstar holds times of 13:13 for 5000 meters and 27:20 for 10,00 meters. He also finished 17th at the 2023 World XC Championships.


Despite Coach Joe Franklin leaving the Lobos for Louisville earlier this summer, the New Mexico men have still been able to add top-notch distance talents via their international recruiting efforts. Evans Kiplagat and Lukas Kiprop, two incoming freshmen from Kenya, are both joining this team with some outstanding personal bests.

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